Sharjah International Book Fair 2012
Showcasing Arabic authors – Enabling rights deals – Promoting international literature, SIBF translation fund
2011 saw the launch of the inaugural Professional Programme, designed for global audiences and aiming to facilitate the translation of titles in and out of Arabic. The Professional Programme includes a series of bespoke matchmaking sessions, networking events, educational programmes and access to the continuing $300,000 fund to provide translation grants.
The 2012 programme expects attendance Arab publishers and a range of professionals from the international Rights community, including rights professionals. The fair will also be attended by Arab authors, booksellers and wholesales, and key English Language book buyers from major institutions including libraries.
A host of international authors are attending the Sharjah International Book Fair to take part in talks and debates open to members of the public. Cookery demonstrations will also be taking place with chefs attending from all around the world.
Authors taking part include:
Gareth P Jones
Michael Marshall Smith
Cooks taking part include:
Moro chefs, Sam and Sam Clark
Amy Jo Riolo
More information about the Sharjah International Book Fair can be found at www.sharjahbookfair.com
The Sharjah International Book Fair (7 – 17 November) is a premier opportunity to sell books, discover new writers, introduce new reading technologies, promote literacy and a love for the written word across UAE and the Arab World. It presents many opportunities for Arabic writers to be translated around the world and introduces many international authors to an Arabic audience.
2011 marked the 30th Anniversary of the Sharjah International Book Fair. The 10-day annual fair is a key event in the international publishing calendar which showcases more than 750 publishers from 42 nations and averages 400,000 visitors.